Piaggio India is working on a family-oriented scooter that will be called Aprilia Comfort.
After its well received Aprilia SR 150, Piaggio launched a smaller sibling to it called the SR 125. Both these scooters are sporty and youth-oriented. Piaggio India is now working on expanding its line-up with a scooter aimed for family-oriented users.
Since this is a family scooter, it will be designed in a non-aggressive manner. The company is focusing on making this scooter as comfortable as possible with features like a large seat, big floorboard and ample amount of under-seat storage. It seems like this scooter will stand true to its name.
The motor on this scooter will be the same 125cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled unit as the one seen on the SR 125. Although, the engine and the CVT will be tuned to match the Comfort’s nature. A few parts like the grab-rails, switchgear and the instrument cluster will be taken from the SR 125.
The Piaggio Comfort will be taking on the likes of the Suzuki Access 125 and the TVS NTorq 125. Hence, a competitive price is expected. This scooter will likely be launched in the month of August next year so that the Italian 2-wheeler giant can get good sales in the festive season.
– The comfort will be a family scooter
– It will get the same engine as the SR 125 but with different tuning
– The price is expected to be competitive
Source – BikeWale.com